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Time-and-space-domain holography in frequency-selective spectral hole burning materials
Author(s): Alexander Rebane
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Paper Abstract

Time-and-space-domain holography [1,2] can be regarded as an extension of a conventional holographic process, where, in addition to the spatial image, the hologram plays back the time dependence of an event. The play-back of events is possible because we are using highly frequency-selective inhomogeneously broadened absorbers as recording material. This technique has a variety of potential applications in optical data storage and processing. In the present paper we consider the basic physical principle of time-and-space-domain storage in frequency-selective materials which exploit the effect of spectral hole burning [3]. In particular we will show that organic dye-doped spectral hole burning materials allow recording and playback of pi- co- and femtosecond time-scale events.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2778, 17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology, 2778CL (1 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.2316142
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Alexander Rebane, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2778:
17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology
Joon-Sung Chang; Jai-Hyung Lee; ChangHee Nam, Editor(s)

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